Video Player

Screenshot of LTS video player

Overview

This video player really was a labour of love!  I was tasked with creating a video player which would be used over 80 sites to stream video from a Flash Media Server. The video player needed to play at various aspect ratios within text, and standalone.  In addition to this a content browser for related items was required and all of this was to be integrated in an enterprise level CMS.  This was part of my remit over 4 years of employment at Learning and Teaching Scotland.

After much research I decided to use an opensource player, at the time called "JW Flash Video Player" using ActionScript2.  This had a great deal of the functionality required and I used is as a basis for our own bespoke player.   I added captioning support, related video links, a custom menu, new skin and a variety of other developments.  Over time the opensource player evolved and became Longtail Player.  This new player had much of the same funcitonality as the upgrades I had made and was compiled using FLEX and ActionScript3.

I was responsible for installing and maintaining the Flash Media Server, integrating the player in all its various implementations with a Content Management System (Tridion 5.3), and maintaining and upgrading the video player... laterally by making AS3 plugins in FLEX.

www.ltscotland.org.uk/video/

 Tools

  • Flash
  • Flash Media Server
  • FLEX
  • ActionScript 3
  • Tridion 5.3 (Content Management System)
  • Javascript
  • ASP
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Nedstat Analytics

 Responsibilities

  • Planning
  • Development
  • Testing
  • Maintenance
  • Analytics Integration
  • CMS Integration
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